Council of Graduate Schools

Administrative Assistant - Laney Graduate School

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
30+ days ago


Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.


  • Provides administrative support for one of the following (or a combination): general management, a research environment or a specific program.
  • Ensures office activities comply with Emory policies and procedures.
  • Responds to incoming telephone calls.
  • Maintains calendars and prioritizes meeting requests for management.
  • Reviews incoming correspondence and identifies items of special interest to management; handles routine correspondence and prepares appropriate responses.
  • May complete forms, grant applications, and/or correspondence associated with programs.
  • Prepares charts and graphs for reports and presentations.
  • Creates and edits scientific, programmatic or other reports associated with department's primary business.
  • Schedules meetings and handles logistics for meetings and special events.
  • Prepares materials for meetings and special events.
  • Initiates, processes, and maintains records and invoices.
  • Keeps management apprised of account status, identifies cost-effective solutions and may authorize expenditures.
  • May monitor or maintain budgets and grants, assist with budget development, and prepare related expense reports and reimbursements.
  • Plans and coordinates travel arrangements.
  • Maintains databases and spreadsheets; may also analyze data and design/generate associated reports.
  • Establishes and organizes filing systems.
  • Oversees ordering and maintenance of office supplies.
  • May supervise or direct the work of support staff and/or students.
  • Coordinate with events coordinator, as needed, with commencement reception
  • Gift processing support including routing gifts to the central gift processing mailbox, gift transmittal forms, and updating gift and donor records as needed.
  • Basic research i.e., collecting information from peer institutions
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent and five years of clerical or secretarial experience, or a bachelor's degree.
  • Proficiency with various personal computer software applications.
  • Positions in this classification may require keyboarding skills.


  • Service-oriented, positive attitude, and professional presence to represent Laney Graduate School (LGS) brand.
  • Experience planning, organizing, and executing large meetings and events.
  • Demonstrated history of successfully completing concurrent projects with competing deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing priorities.
  • Strong communication skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of Emory systems such as Emory Express, Compass, Trumba, 25Live, etc.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Teams, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Forms, OneDrive, etc.).

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

To ensure the safety of our campus community, the COVID-19 vaccine is required. For more information on the University and Hospital policies and potential exemptions, please see our website.

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Associated topics: accountant iv, admin support specialist, administrative assistant iv, analyst ii, budget, coordinator, fellow, information technology, public relations specialist, relations

Job Information

  • Job ID: ba5122c0-22957326595
  • Location:
    Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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